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Fort Rotterdam

Ujung Pandang Street, Makassar, Indonesia
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Makassar is not a tourist destination and seems to operate in a very relaxed manner. We made the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
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Good Maintenance

I like itu the interior, the design ia very unique , the place was a history place in Makassar... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Ujung Pandang Street, Makassar, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Makassar is not a tourist destination and seems to operate in a very relaxed manner. We made the effort to go down to the old fort and enjoyed seeing the fort (which is quite large). There is a small museum that had a selection (if...More

Thank wstokes1965
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like itu the interior, the design ia very unique , the place was a history place in Makassar, inside of the Fort you can see many things about Makassar, the goverment have a good Maintenance foto this building.

Thank robert7919
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fort itself wasn't that interesting in my opinion but it was nice to see. You make a "donation" when you enter the fort but really it can be anything - we only had 1600 RP (and big notes) and they gladly accepted that. What...More

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good start to know parts of Indonesian history. Makassar was one of the first cities/places to fall into the Dutch hands. The fort has been restored and maintained quite well. However, they could do more on the cleanliness. The explanation on the...More

Thank Little_Bird2003
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has historic written all over of course,i t is a good place to go see history and kill time until it's time for your special affair of the day. You should include other places to visit on the same day because it won't keep...More

Thank CenturyAlpha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing more than what you can see on the pictures. At entrance they ask for a donation, save that money if you want to entrance the museum. Do yourself a favor and just skip it.

Thank karenmZ7206BK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spend the whole afternoon in Fort Rotterdam. The entrance fee is by donation - 5k rupiah would do. Quite a nice place to take photo! Well maintain but cleanliness, not so?

Thank Elton H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place has a lot of potential to be expanded. It has a good number of collections from Makassar ancestors. Unfortunately they were not well taken care of.

Thank Ameey C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Turtley shaped fort designed to sustain artillery attack back on its day. Impressed by the stone work, I believe those walls at least are 1 meter thick. Explore around and get to know the colonialism back on those day. Masuk gerbang terus ngisi buku tamu,...More

Thank DodyC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of indonesian historical heritage. We saw 2 mummy collection here, creepy but awesome. A wide area and many collection 👌🏻

Thank Putuwais
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Debbie M
Is fort Rotterdam near where the ships berth, and is there other sights near that we can walk to, are there any markets near
23 March 2015|
Response from Ian S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Debbie the fort is in the central area, near the sea/boardwalk. Its not far from the ships from memory, in any case getting around Makassar is very easy by taxi or the minivan buses which run fixed routes around town. I... More